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Tax Wild Card

  • 11:15 pm Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

Later today, the Senate will approve that White House-GOP tax deal and send it on to the House.  Will its approval be a slam dunk?  It depends what House Democrats decide to do on the details. Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi are aggravated for a number of reasons right …

Tax Deal Amendments

  • 12:24 pm Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

There were 27 amendments filed in the Senate to the tax deal reached between the White House and Congressional Republicans.  It’s not clear if any of them will get a vote. Senators of both parties have introduced everything from a completely new bill, to expansion and extension of certain tax …

How Much Stimulus?

  • 10:38 am Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

We have heard a lot in recent days about how the Obama-GOP tax deal will help stimulate economic growth and create new jobs in the U.S. Economy.  But will it really? I ask that question as the House prepares to vote on this plan today simply because so many people …

Origins Of Pork

  • 10:31 am Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

I was asked the other day when earmarks started in our current form of government.  I said it was probably very early in the history of this Republic.  It was a good guess. Let’s start in the very first Congress.  I figured that there must be some kind of debate …

Tax Deal Advances

  • 8:59 pm Monday, December 13th, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

The Grand Bargain that is the Obama-GOP tax deal took a big step forward on Monday, as the Senate voted 83 to 15 to shut off debate on the agreement struck just one week ago by President Obama. It was a big bipartisan endorsement of the plan, which has created …

Health Reform Setback

  • 8:58 pm Monday, December 13th, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

While many Republicans had expected a Virginia federal judge to strike a blow against the new health reform law, his ruling that a key provision was unconstitutional added new fuel to this already raging political fire. A year ago, most Democrats and liberal-leaning legal experts laughed and scoffed at talk …

Health Reform Ruling

  • 1:29 pm Monday, December 13th, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

For the first time, a federal judge has ruled that a key provision in the new federal health reform law is unconstitutional, a major victory for opponents of that plan. Judge Henry Hudson of Virginia, said the “individual mandate,” which requires individuals to buy health insurance “is neither within the …

The Fix Is In

  • 10:19 am Sunday, December 12th, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

After the November elections, Tea Party Types were loudly proclaiming that they were going to keep their eyes on Congress.  All I can figure is they must be asleep right now. So far, there hasn’t been much outrage from the Tea Partiers on the package of tax plans included in …

Senate Test Vote

  • 10:13 am Sunday, December 12th, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

The Tax Deal fight moves into a higher gear today, as the Senate is scheduled to takes the first test vote on the Obama-GOP tax agreement, which could pave the way for full Senate approval in coming days. The vote today is on cloture – to limit debate – on …

More Tax Deal Details

  • 7:09 am Friday, December 10th, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

I have already posted a summary from both parties of the Obama-GOP tax deal, but here is a different way to see what is in this bipartisan plan. It’s a simple review of the Table of Contents, which gives you a pretty straightforward way to show what is in this …